Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Video: 8 things your new guinea pig is trying to tell you

What do you think about these tips? Do you have more and/or even better tips for new guinea pig owners? We like how this was filmed, the pigs are very cute, and even though we never wait 2 weeks until introducing us to each other. It can never hurt to err on the side of safety.

Have a nice Wheekend!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tall, Dark and Handsome

Dear readers of the undercover guinea pigs blog,

My name is Ties (pronounced as Tees. But you can also call me Mister T) and I am the new boar of the Winky team! Allow me to introduce myself. The ladies love me, and I love them even more. I am very cool an nothing much bothers me. Scissors, nails clippers.. No worries. The length of my hair or nails is of no consequence to my attractiveness.

My hobbies are eating, sleeping and wooing girls, and I have to admit, I have Coco, Bo and the waitress firmly wrapped around my cute paws. Mind you, my paws are rather big. The girls have informed me that I qualify as a LAPS pig. I currently weigh 1380 grams, and I fully intend to get larger.

Scissors don't bother me
I checked out this blog, and saw that there is already another very handsome boar who contributes to this blog. But I am sure that Agent Zeppelin (aka Jimmy) and me can peacefully coexist. Maybe we should go out for carrot beers and join forces (ladies beware.. WOL).

Yours truly,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Agent Zeppelin Strikes Again

Agent Zeppelin strikes a pose! Which way is he facing?

Get guessing..

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Calendar piggies of April: Amaris & Addison

The piggies of this month are Amaris and Addison Misfit. On our calendar they have a nice Easter pigture!

The misfits would like to share some pigtures of what the girls like to do.
They love to sit on Andy (their daddy) when he comes home from work.
All the misfits get turns. They love the extra cuddles.

Their misfit best-est friends are Riley, who lives  in the cage on the right.
And Charles in the cage on the left side.

  Amaris I think is in love with Riley and Addison is in love with Charles. They love to have long  brrrr brrrrr conversations about hay, fresh water, and carrots!
These two girls are such sweet little ladies. They both came to live with the misfits on Sept 1, 2012. When  the girls first came here to live, they would trim each others hair all the time. Now they are letting their hair grow out a bit. Its very pretty and so so soft.

Happy Easter to everyone from all the misfits.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter Everyone from the Piggyfriends

We have been given our very first mission as Undercover Agents! We have the honour of wishing everyone a very Happy Easter. It is not very covert but we are new Agents and we have to start somewhere.
As you can see in our pigture, we got to meet the famous Algernon Rat, who called in to wish us a Happy Easter but it seems to us that he was more interested in Slave's chocolate Easter Eggs. Slave says that we sat very still for our photoshoot and she only put the kale in front of us to prevent us from eating the flowers, which would have been dangerous. We both love kale.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter and if you do not celebrate this festival, you can at least enjoy a yummy egg.
All the best from Agents 88 - part of the Piggyfriends clan.

Friday Video: It's Smarter to Travel in Groups

We hope this makes you smile. For those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!

Have a nice Wheekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woopy: I turned 6 today!

Today was my 6th birthday, a milestone for me but also for my slaves, as I am now officially the oldest guinea pig they have ever owned!
Veggies and carrot beer all around...
Slave holding me as a 4 day old piggie
lil'woop - house - Dunya

With my old herd members Guiny and Dunya

This is how to use a house, right?
Me at one year old
Love, Woopy

Monday, April 14, 2014

PiggieDating: Our visit to t Kuufke

When we arrived we were put in this big cage and
a black, brown and white boar came in...
The first attempt at matching us was succesful: So this is our new friend Bérke,
which means 'little bear' in southern dutch dialect
Alright mom, stop taking pigtures... (Of course she took loads more)
One of the volunteers at t Kuufke had a soft spot for rexes and US teddies, so she also took pigtures of our girls with Bérke... They are now on t Kuufke's facebookpage! The text above the photo says 2 boars were rehomed (our Bérke and a new friend for our cousins Bo and Coco ;), a bit about what was done that day in the shelter and about the calender and thanking everyone who voted for them and the people who made the calendar possible.

So as you probably remember t Kuufke was the shelter who won our donation for this years' Undercover guinea pigs Calendar proceeds. We donated a total of 150 euros to them, they were really happy with it, and let us know that 6 boars can be neutered with our donation (Sorry guys!). This will help those guys find a new home with one or more nice sows.
Thanks everyone for making the calendar possible again by sending in lovely pigture, and buying the calendar. I want to send a special thank you to the people who donated extra, you know who you are ;) Of course we couldn't not show you a bit of the shelter, so here is a short impression

Some of the cages at t Kuufke....
The big pen with elderly piggies and other piggies that will not be rehomed
Spencer, he reminded us very much of our late Chico
Farouk, Piaras in the back
One of the piggies in the elderly group
The shelter also takes care of gerbils, hamsters, mice, rabbits...
And these two Chinchilla's...
and Degus, this is the ladies group: a big pile of degus...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gift for the Kindle Lover

Mummy has just got herself a new Kindle Paperwhite version 2 as an upgrade from her Kindle Keyboard and she insisted a new Kindle needed a new cover so she got this

Mummy reckons all the humans with a Kindle who don't have one of these are going to be sooooo jealous of her.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Video: the Cutest Animals

Even though we disagree with the title (guinea pigs are the cutest!). We must admit, they are pretty cute

Have a cute Wheekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

RIP Sjeuf

We get writer's block when one of our herd goes to the rainbow bridge. We absolutely hate it when it happens and prefer to sulk quietly in a corner and blink away a few tears. Then we move on, every now and then enjoying the memories we have. We are not good at writing long memorials, even though every pig who lived with us fully deserves one.

This is why we are so late in telling you guys that our Sjeuf passed away on Christmas morning. J found him face down in the cage. We are still not sure what happened.

Sjeuf, we love you and miss you. Happy popcorning at the bridge and say hi to our friends from us.

Shy boy

Rest in peace, sweetie

Coco, Bo and Janneke

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Piggie Dating: The time is almost here... (updated again!)

So upcoming saturday we will travel to t Kuufke to find us a new friend! Our Auntie J's girls Coco and Bo will also come along to find a new friend for themselves.

This means the piggies that are now in the shelter are actually likely candidates to come home with us!
The Boars
Currently there are 11 boars that are not reserved already, and who have been helped so they can join us without adding more piggies to our herd...

Mom still really likes Farouk, he was born in November 2013.
Farouk has been reserved for a new home...

Dad likes Rob, he's from February 2013

And then there is Berke, he's from Oktober 2011, so he is one month older then our Roos

A big favorite of both our slaves is Spencer, but he has not been neutered....

If you want to see all neutered boars, have a look here, the ones with text below it in red are already reserved (like Connal).

The Sows

There are 4 sows at the moment that are not reserved already. We have no real preference for them and will see how they are in real life this saturday...

Gaella has been rehomed last wednesday!

This last lady Tilde is already reserved, and still pregnant at the moment, but Mom loves her looks...
Tilde gave birth to 4 piglets thurday night, 3 boars, 1 sow
You can see her kids on Kuufke's facebook page:
See their Pigtures
Wish us good luck this Saturday, we will report once we have news...

the Guinygirlz

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Birthday Pigtures!!

Here are some pigtures of my new red castle.

As you can see the top floor doubles as a handy food bowl.

Can you spot Hoobie in the last pigture?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Video: Amazing Rat Tricks

Amazing rat tricks, need we say more?

Have a nice Wheekend!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I am a SCAMP's Pig

Its official today is my 5th Birthday which means I am now 5 years old and eligible for SCAMP's

Those of you who don't know SCAMP's stands for Senior Citizen Aging Miracle Piggy's it is a special club for those of us who are 5 years and older, I have been waiting my whole life to join and now I have!!

On the present front Mummy and Daddy have got me a red castle to play in and some hay treats to share.

Will post some pigtures soon.